- A Mayo Clinic study found two common types of nonmelanoma skin cancer are on the rise.
- The type of skin cancer that grows in your vagina is genetically different from the type that appears as a mole on your leg.
- A new man-made compound has the ability to prevent the spread of melanoma tumors by up to 90 percent.
- These are the five most common cancers in men — from prostate cancer to melanoma skin cancer — and how to reduce your risk.
- Researchers in Tel Aviv have discovered an important mechanism of melanoma tumors that may be key to developing a more effective treatment.
- Researchers identify a "sunscreen gene,” one that resists UV radiation and helps prevent skin damage.
- On Melanoma Monday, dermatologists remind us to take care when spending time in the sun.
- New research suggests a blood test could spot the first signs of relapse in patients with advanced melanoma.
- A young newlywed died of aggressive skin cancer after mistaking a melanoma for a pulled muscle.
- A mother who chose to delay her cancer treatment long enough to safely deliver her unborn child died just two days before her scheduled treatment.
- The FDA approved drug will treat metastatic melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
- UK researchers found that women and men with more moles on their arms and legs had more moles on their entire body, which remains the most important risk factor for melanoma.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. They predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye. Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes.